325

“Not just any meeting” – Against the ‘SingularityU’ Summit (Italy)

September 21st, 2017

[September 27, Rho-Milan]

via actforfreedom:

Not just any meeting

27-28 September 2017
SingularityU Italy Summit – RHO

Singularity is a metaphor taken from physics by Ray Kurzweil, founder of Singularity University, to describe the technological process that will come to merge the human with technology. Therefore, the University of Singularity aims to prepare leaders to apply exponential technologies to respond adequately to the anthropological, social, ecological changes that the technologized world requires.
This is an objective that it is carrying out well of course, given that world leading transhumanist executives and researchers come out of it, and that some of them then join the MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), one of the most important research universities in the world; the DARPA, a government agency of the US Department of Defence for the development of new military technology; Google; Microsoft, to name but a few…

Surely the fact that it is in Silicon Valley, on a piece of land of the NASA, and being partly financed by Google, is a further confirmation of how much the idea of the world it is proposing is shared with those who create and cause the conditions of the ecological and social disaster we find ourselves in. To this disaster then one would like to find a “solution”, putting something into it.

But there’s nothing to worry about! The thing seems to have been found and is an artificial and robotized thing. In fact through the use of technology is thought to be able to deal with what in this conference they call “the great challenges of humanity”: we are assured of the possibility of a radiant future. A future in response to the fear of death and the desire for immortality, promises of cures for diseases, the absorption of pollutants from the environment, the defeat of poverty and famine.

This fabulous prospect must, however, be bartered and the complete acceptance of this technologized world is being asked in exchange. Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , ,
Posted in Eco Struggle |

Libertà per Andreas Krebs (Germania, Italia)

September 21st, 2017

(Trovato in tedesco: rigaer94.squat.net, Berlin)

Era tre anni fa che Andreas arriva a Rigaer 94. Era segnato della situazione carceria lunga durata e non trova solo un rifugio nella nostra casa ma anche i nuovi amici. Abbiamo vissuti le prime passaggi di Andreas fuori del prigione da vicino.

Non lo vogliamo chiamare libertà. Se hai visto mai come la prigionia annosa concia l‘individuo, causa la paura profonda delle connessione sociale, produce anche una paura della così chiamato „libertà“, non poui negare che „la libertà“ sarà un termine relativo; ancora di più sarà relativo nella conoscenza che la società fa tutto per rimuovere il significato della parola „liberà“.

Era bello di vedere come Andreas riesce recuperare la sua libertà pezzo per pezzo.
Prossimamente ha cambiato casa e ha cominciato con la sua amica di prendere la vità nelle proprie mani. Poco dopo erano attratto dal`Italia Sud, là dove l‘Europa non esiste.

Al momento che tutti i soldi sono stati lì, Andreas ha mantenuto la promessa di allontanarsi della società tedesca, che non era mai la sua casa. Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , ,
Posted in Prison Struggle |

Athens – Solidarity from Rosa de Foc Squat to hungerstrikers Semih Özakça and Nuriye Gülmen (Greece, Turkey)

September 18th, 2017

Hello everybody, friends and comrades. Everybody knows the politics in Turkey some more than others. I want to try to tell you, to help you understand about the situation in Turkey and I would like to ask for your attention and international solidarity in this matter. Turkey became a nation in 1923. Since this historical moment Turkey was caught in a history of facist military coups. In general they have been 8 fascist coups and related to that ten thousands of revolutionary communists and anarchists were killed. In the last military coup ın 1980 almost one million people were tortured and detaıned ın prısons.Now, after 22 years Recep Tayyip Erdoğan who describes himself as a Muslim, won the elections through manipulation and became the prime minister of Turkey. He has influenced the mind of most people in Turkey through elaborate promises and community schemes to ınfluence the mınds of the people. In the following elections he was elected again through further manipulation (different practices). He has begun to fight against the democratic powers in the society and put every critical voice in prison. Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , , , , ,
Posted in Prison Struggle |

Invitación y Difusión del Encuentro Anarquista 2017 – Santiago (Chile)

September 18th, 2017

INVITACIÓN AL 6TO ENCUENTRO DEL LIBRO Y LA PROPAGANDA ANARQUISTA DE SANTIAGO 2017

A todo quien quiera leer estas palabras:

Pensamos que como individuos que se posicionan desde una postura anárquica y revolucionaria, la nunca suficiente pero siempre irreductible difusión de herramientas para nuestra liberación debe continuar construyendo caminos cada vez más anchos dando a conocer imaginarios y perspectivas de diversos tiempos y lugares. Imaginarios donde podamos contrastar nuestras propias experiencias portando esas ideas y herramientas prácticas al terreno donde se pueda probar su coraje en nuestras vidas individuales y colectivas.

Tanto en este territorio que habitamos como en el resto del mundo corren días cada vez más difíciles para quienes tenemos que vender nuestros cuerpos y mentes a la acumulación de capital. Los índices de contaminación de todo tipo se hacen más difíciles de esconder para las grandes empresas y sus absurdas campañas de ahorro, mientras siguen su curso proyectos mega devastadores como el IIRSA o el MAPA. La precarización de todos los aspectos de nuestras vidas se evidencia a través de síntomas como depresión, frustración, ansiedad, rabia y otros que sentimos cada vez más seguido al vivir para gustos de los poderosos. Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , ,
Posted in Autonomy |

Santiago: Barricades and Clashes 44 Years Since the Military Coup (Chile)

September 18th, 2017

(13.09.17)

BARRICADES OUTSIDE THE UNIVERSITY OF CHILE FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES

Encapuchadxs (hooded ones) raised barricades and clashed with FF.EE (Carabineros Special Forces) in the vicinity of the University of Chile (FASCO) in commemoration of the murdered and disappeared during the civil-military dictatorship.

Leaflet found at the scene:

Today we do not simply commemorate our fallen from the dictatorship, we also claim their forms of struggle and organization that serve as an example of subversion against capital, the state and its repressive apparatus.

44 years on from the harshest episode in our history, we rise as the children and grandchildren of those who were persecuted and killed during the dictatorship.

With their same conviction, we promise to never forget their actions, which will live on in the rebellious and combative memory of every revolutionary.

via Contra Info, translated by Insurrection News

Tags: , , ,
Posted in Direct Action |

Update on trial against on imprisoned anarchist comrade Riccardo Lupano – Hamburg (Germany)

September 18th, 2017

G20. Updates on trial against Riccardo

The date of the hearing against Riccardo, an anarchist charged with criminal offences relating to riot days against G20 in Hamburg in July, is set. It will be held on 5 October at the Court of Hamburg.

We call on everyone to take part in solidarity presence, organised for that day, in the courtroom (Riccardo will be there) and at the Court, as well as in activities which will be promoted in Genoa during those days.
Updates will follow.

Meeting to discuss solidarity initiatives and updates:
Tuesday 19 September, 20.00 pm.
Il Mainasso — 6, Square Santa Maria in Passione — Genoa, Italy

Tags: , , , , ,
Posted in Prison Struggle |

Looking Back: Three Years Since Eric’s Arrest (USA)

September 18th, 2017

A poem written by Eric

I was arrested by two ugly shades,
holding two ugly guns
pointed directly at my face
wearing a backpack full of gasoline and paint thinner

One to create, one to tear down
pockets full of shells and notes to remember
my tshirt was solid black
my jeans hadn’t been washed in weeks

Calvin was patted and released
he had to work for me that night
the cops of me of the beatings and sexual assault
that I had to look forward to that evening in holding
while handcuffed to a bench
stayed there for 3 days
ate 1 cinnamon bun

Was wearing the red pumas with the white laces
that Andrea had given me for surviving to be 25
achievements of all sizes

I was arrested on September 16th, 3 years ago
although it always feels
much longer ago

the interrogator was
fuming after my laughing
subsided
after they asked if “was
this an occupy plot?!”

They had a warrant for my
body
A warrant for my spit

My mom cried on the
phone ” your family saw
you all over the news!
And they used a terrible picture!”

Eric has been locked up for three years now, he was arrested on September 16th 2014. Between Kansas, Oklahoma, and now Colorado he has seen a lot of different jails and prisons and has had his share of struggles along the way. There’s no denying it has been a long road and unfortunately there’s an even longer road ahead.

The support and solidarity we can provide Eric in the coming months and years will only help him in maintaining his spirit, fortitude and overall position in a very tough place. He has said many times that the time he has spent in the S.H.U (secure housing unit) at various points along the way would have been much harder if it wasn’t for the love and support he received in the form of letters, cards, and books. It’s clear that is also the case while he does his time in the general population.

There are a multitude of reasons why it may take Eric time to write you back, or unfortunately not be able to write back at all. However, please know he very much appreciates and gains strength from every piece of mail he gets. So please keep him on your mind, spread the word about his plight, and keep the mail coming.

You can write Eric at:

Eric King # 27090045

FCI FLORENCE
FEDERAL CORRECTIONAL INSTITUTION
PO BOX 6000
FLORENCE, CO 81226
USA

We’d also like to take the time to remind you about a new edition to our website which is the Merch page. Please take some time to see if there’s anything you’d like that we are offering there and then pass around the link. The money we raise will go towards commissary, phone calls for Eric as well as travel funds so his partner can visit him more easily.

Thank you so much to everyone around the world for the support and solidarity,

The Eric King Support Crew

Tags: ,
Posted in Prison Struggle |

Support the Bloomington ABC Anarchist Prisoner War Fund (USA)

September 18th, 2017

DONATE HERE

Since October 2015, Bloomington Anarchist Black Cross has been providing consistent monthly funds to anarchist prisoners throughout the United States via our Anarchist Prisoner War Fund. We are now asking for help keeping this project going strong into the future.

We have specifically chosen comrades who were receiving very little money or support from the outside, who have no familial support, or who were otherwise in need of monetary aid. These funds have been essential when some comrades did stints in solitary due to activities surrounding the September 9th prison strike, aiding their survival in the most oppressive conditions. We also emphasize support for rebellious prisoners who have maintained the struggle behind the walls. We want to make it clear to our comrades in prison and those taking action on the outside that they can continue to struggle without fear of abandonment if they are caught.
Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: ,
Posted in Prison Struggle |

About ITS and Virtual Threats

September 14th, 2017

Sulle ITS e minacce virtuali” [it]

Translated from La Rebellion de las Palabras

“The Old World is dead and the new one takes time to appear. In this chiaroscuro appear all the monsters … “
Antonio Gramsci

This is neither intended to be a retort nor an attempt to disarm any discourse, nor a criticism. It is a response to a series of threats received by email and I think this has made these people definitely touch the bottom and they cannot become more ridiculous.

There have been several critical texts and reflections from different parts of the world that have been raised in recent months against ITS in Mexico and in general against the tendency that calls themselves “eco-extremists”. We can read the contributions of insurrectionary anarchist groups in Mexico, as well as critiques of other comrades like Eat, in Indonesia, criticism made by one of the people who runs the blog ‘It’s Going Down!’ in North America, or the two texts published from the United Kingdom, titled “Eco-extremism and the Indiscriminate Attack – The Church of ITS Mexico” and “Darko Mathers was not an Eco-Fascist“. It was quite obvious that from that the “eco-extremist” tendency would be answered. After all, in recent years, the dialectic between different groups of direct action against domination (whether they consider themselves anarchists or not) has been constant, taking advantage of the actions to establish a fruitful dialogue that sharpens theory and practice, improving the blows of those people who were punctual and strategic or as an already unavoidable part of their lives, had opted to attack here and now. And of course, the replicas of the ITR (Individualities Tending toward the Ridiculous) did not wait, although I have to say that they were even more disappointing than we would have imagined at first (and that my expectations were difficult to overcome). Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , ,
Posted in Eco Struggle |

Round-up – International Week for Anarchist Prisoners

September 14th, 2017

Here’s a list of reported events so far that happened for the international week of solidarity to anarchist prisoners, reports from various counter-info sites via solidarity.international. Freedom to all the imprisoned comrades, and good luck to all those with warrants and investigations!

Multiform combat against global tyranny, irreducibility to the advance of state terrorism [Portugal]

Graffiti in Kazan, Russia

Graffiti in Nizhny Novgorod, Russia

Three actions of solidarity in Moscow, Russia

Solidarity action in Saratov, Russia

Solidarity event in Zlin, Czech

Graffiti in support of Anarchists Prisoners in Tomsk, Russia

Solidarity event in Brno, Czech

Solidarity from Austrian Alps

Solidarity Action in Vienna

Solidarity Action for Prisoners in Turkey and Worldwide

Letter writing event in Murmansk, Russia

Day of solidarity with anarchist prisoners in Minsk

Solidarity street art with anarchist prisoners. Khabarovsk, Russia

Benefit cocktails in Prague

Letter writing evening in Irkutsk, Russia

Graffiti-raid solidarity with Russian anarchist prisoners. Krasnoyarsk, Russia

Solidarity action for prisoners in Graz and worldwide

Radiofragmata on the international solidarity week for anarchist prisoners

Proposal to create an International Anarchist Defence Fund

Solidarity action in Vienna

Tags: ,
Posted in Prison Struggle |

Athens – Letter by imprisoned anarchist comrade Panagiotis Z. (Greece)

September 13th, 2017

“I read somewhere that in the whole world, in all those millions, there are no two boys or two girls that are same as two drops of water.The same thing happens with revolutionaries. Each one carries in their participation their own dreams, their own loves. Their own self, their own “I can”. Alas, if it was otherwise. We would be either machines or amoebae.

And the history the whore, that’s how they write her, both the bourgeois and the communists: horizontal, flat. They speak about peoples, they speak about masses. Nobody from them could ever feel the intensity, the passion, the climax and the fall of entire worlds, in only one twenty-four hours from the life of the revolutionary.”

‘Fine, you got killed early’

Chronis Missios

Everything started in 2012 in a protest, where I participated too against the memorandum, as all the people. In the end of the protest others went home, others to some coffee shops, others to the Exarcheia Square. I continued on foot towards my residence. That has little importance for the State and it’s lackeys, since they didn’t allow me to defend myself before my custody.

On the evening of Tuesday 25/07/2017, while I was leaving the house of a friend – I state that it was not my house – I was surrounded by 25 garbage of State Security, they handcuff me and lead me to the General Police Directive announcing to me, that there was pending an arrest warrant for three months for which I was never informed about. After about 30 minutes, the chief called me to his office and when I entered he gave me his hand. Reflexively, I laughed, told him to hold himself and I sat to listen. He mentioned, that he knows that I’m a good guy, but he suspects, that I participate in protests of the movement. I didn’t deny or accept anything. I replied nothing. Next, he mentioned some names without asking me anything specific. Then impersonating the profile of the ‘good’ cop he told me, that they are not going to my house ‘because my mum is elderly, they don’t want something to happen to her’. All of this lasted 5 minutes. Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , ,
Posted in Prison Struggle |

Montreal – Arson of two luxury cars in St-Henri (Canada)

September 13th, 2017

Inspired by the riots in Hamburg, we burned two luxury cars outside of a condo in St-Henri during the night of July 13. In a neighbourhood where people have to choose between food and rent, don’t be surprised when we set fire to your flagrant displays of class privilege.

We used a simple method: fire sticks half-covered in fire-paste. All the material can be found in a camping store. We lit the fire-paste covered end and placed it in the top corners of the car’s grill, between the headlights. We used two sticks per car. The fire is mostly invisible until plastic or motor oil catches fire, giving you time to leave unseen. Be careful: the fire can easily spread to cars parked close-by. Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , ,
Posted in Direct Action |

Thessaloniki: Arson of electrical transformer of OTE (Greece)

September 13th, 2017

We are confronting technology to the extent that it is a tool in the hand of the bosses and capitalism, taking away our capabilities practical or not. Their target is to establish any kind of technology as crucial for each one of us, to enslave each mind and body to one or the other technological means that at first sight makes our lives easier and more pleasant.

The real consequence on the other hand, is the destruction of social and human relations and of the earth and nature. All of this for the development of robust social control and making profits.

An inner part of the technological complex is telecommunications, which cause people many harmful symptoms. Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , , ,
Posted in Direct Action |

Arson of telecommunications repeaters in Orbeil, Puy-de-Dôme (France)

September 13th, 2017

Orbeil (Puy-de-Dôme), France – Summer barbecues of repeaters (22/08/2017)

As you reach to the top of the hill there’s the Great Bear right above your head. And then, below, you see the lights of Issoire, which make war on the stars in the sky. And above all, above everything, there’s a repeater next to you, which reminds you that you didn’t come to recite poetry. Light up the fire…

In the early hours of 22nd August we set fire up there on the hill. In Moidias, two repeaters that serve the telephone line from Issore to Brioude and the broadcasting of many radio frequencies went up in flames. As we couldn’t turn off the city lights, at least we switched off the smartphones .
Because this world is too narrow, it aims at the normalization, control, sterilization and digitalization of any individuality. Because we wanted to give ourselves a breath of air, feel alive rather than suffocate. True, this desire for destruction could have been satisfied with an attack on Red Cross premises, a breeding farm or a migrant detention centre. We attack so as not to be yet another architect of power’s structures. We attack for immediate pleasure and not for a hypothetical radiant future.

As pointed out in other claims, technology – which keeps us immobile and colonizes our imagination – is one of the pillars of civilization. If we agree with this, we cannot be satisfied with a mere exchange of ideas. So we looked for sensitive points on which to act. By burning repeaters, we not only aim at inflicting the greatest damage on the promoters of technological prosthesis. It’s a way of communicating, interacting, sabotaging civilization. Read the rest of this entry »

Tags: , , ,
Posted in Direct Action |